LBCC was established in 1966 as a two-year public college to serve the residents of Linn and Benton counties. Because our students’ needs are so diverse, we offer a variety of educational opportunities including:
- general education courses,
- professional technical training,
- lower-division college transfer courses,
- continuing education classes,
- lifelong learning opportunities,
- distance education,
- credit courses during evening hours and on weekends, so students can earn a degree without having to attend to class on weekdays,
- adult basic education programs, and
- education programs for students with disabilities.
LBCC’s 104-acre Albany campus is just two miles south of Albany, Oregon, and 11 miles east of Corvallis. The campus houses a learning resource center, bookstore, 500-seat theater, library, conference facility, and student lounge/recreation rooms. Dining facilities include a cafeteria, a cafe and a restaurant operated by students in the Culinary Arts program. The original 13 contemporary brick buildings are connected by covered walkways that encircle a landscaped courtyard. Additional buildings include the Periwinkle Child Development Center, the Luckiamute Center, physical education and sports facilities, and a greenhouse. An LBCC horse management facility is located a short 1.5 miles from the main campus.Student services include career counseling, academic and personal guidance, financial aid and student employment, and student leadership and involvement opportunities. All campus facilities and parking are designed to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities, and public buses provide students with free transportation between LBCC and downtown Albany, Corvallis, Philomath, Lebanon, Sweet Home and other communities in East Linn County.
Our community centers offer a wide variety of credit and non-credit classes in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Sweet Home and other locations throughout the district. Some of these courses are transferable and can be taken for credit; others are non-credit, special interest classes.In addition, our special services for the community include:
- the Business and Employer Services department, which serves the needs of the business and industrial community;
- the Family Resources and Education departments, where classes, workshops, consultations and other special services help strengthen families;
- the Cooperative Work Experience and Service Learning program, in which students receive practical experience in jobs related to their fields of study; and
- Life and Employment Development, which encompasses the JOBS program and the Turning Point Transitions program.
Supported by tuition, local property taxes and state revenue, the college is directed by an elected, seven-member board of education. Linn-Benton Community College has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. Courses are approved by the Oregon State Board of Education, and lower-division courses are approved for transfer to colleges and universities in the Oregon University System.
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